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i bought the walmart headlight repair kit for 20 bucks yesterday. i didnt take before pics, but my headlights were bad, and my fogs were horrible. it worked pretty damn good, and it only took me 30 mins for both headlights and both fogs. if you actually take your time and sand the crap out of em, and apply a bunch of the sealant, your probably going to look 20 times better than mine, and mine look pretty damn good.

it comes with 2000 and 2500 grit sand paper. wet sand with both. then you add this stuff that im guessing fills in the pours and smooths it out further, or could just prep it for the acrylic. at this point your headlights will look really foggy and dulled out.

last step is to add the acrylic clear coat. im not sure whats in it, but my wife is a cosmotologist and i know the smell of acrylic, and theres def some in there. this step finishes it up and this is where you see the final product look its best. i did three coats, but the give you enough to do way more. i did a half ass job because i had the 20 bucks and i plan on getting diamonds eventually. i just wanted to see if it works. well i would reccomend this to anyone. just follow the instructions. ive heard alot of people say it doesnt work. they prob dry sanded or didnt follow instructions.

important. it says in the package to apply above like 60to90 degrees or turn on the headlights to warm them up. it says to do them while theyre still on the car. its too easy to just take the headlights off and bring them inside, where it will be optimal temps.

ill take pics of the results eventually.
 

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A good friend of mine who is a Permatex rep gave me a headlight restoration kit to use on my vans very yellowed lenses. It worked great. It retails for about $12.00. Very much reccomeded.

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faded or oxidized headlight fix

Before I had both of my headlight assys. replaced after an accident they were both pretty oxidized and faded. After looking around at different products I tried a little experiment on the headlight out of my cousins wrecked SXT. I used polishing compound and a little elbow grease and got it looking almost new in about 30 minutes. Next I tried it on my car worked great just remember its alot easier if you take the assys. out and support them on a work bench.
 

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Tonight I went to Wally World in search of this product and did not find them. So heres what I did instead.

First I got some 1500 grit sand paper and wet sanded the **** out of the headlights for a good hour, then went to the 2000 grit. After all that I used McGuires Scratch X on the head lights as a buffing compound. Looked absolutly great. To keep it looking good the next time I wash the car I put some McGuires Gold Class wax on it. Definantly turned out great and only spent eight dollars instead of twenty.

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x_00trepes_X35 said:
Tonight I went to Wally World in search of this product and did not find them.
Yeah, in my Wally's they always seem to be moving things around. In mine, it's located in the same section as the headlight bulbs.
 

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i forget the name of it, but its in a shiny metallic bag, and is says headlight restore on it. it was in the headlight section of automotive in wally world.
 

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i think where you get your 20 dollars worth is with the last step. its an acrylic sealer and it keeps it from fading. i remember it saying up to a year.
 
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